SpaceX ISS mission set to launch this month

NASA has confirmed an April 30 launch date for SpaceX's Dragon spaceship, the first private resupply mission to the International Space Station.

NASA calls for ideas for future Mars missions

NASA's Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG) is starting to research its next Mars mission and is looking for help from scientists and engineers worldwide.

This spiral galaxy is in the Hydra Constellation



NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of NGC 4980, a spiral galaxy in the southern constellation of Hydra.

Video: NASA spots a Martian dust devil

A Martian dust devil approximately 12 miles high (20 kilometers) was spotted whirling its way along the Amazonis Planitia region of Northern Mars just a few weeks ago.

Inside the dark heart of a cosmic collision

Astronomers have combined infrared and X-ray observations from two space telescopes - Herschel and XMM Newton - to create a unique look at violent events within the giant galaxy Centaurus A.

Hubble spots a spiral galaxy edge-on

The NASA Hubble Space Telescope recently observed a galaxy known as NGC 2683, which astronomers jokingly refer to as the "UFO Galaxy."

Organics appeared naturally as solar system formed

Complex organic compounds probably formed easily in the early solar system, say scientists at the University of Chicago and NASA Ames Research Center.

Fossil raindrop impressions reveal Earth's early atmosphere

Scientists have concluded that the Earth's early atmosphere was loaded with greenhouse gases - by examining fossilized raindrop impressions.

Life's building blocks could have survived cometary impact

US scientists have come up with new evidence that the key ingredients for life were brought to our planet by comets, billions of years ago.

Is a new explanation needed for plate tectonics?

The Earth's wandering continents can't be fully explained by a layer of partially molten rock about 22 to 75 miles underground, NASA scientists say - something else must be contributing.

Dawn probe spots unusual features on giant asteroid

Scientists studying images of the giant asteroid Vesta are working to explain the existence of a number of bright spots.

Swift satellite throws light on origins of supernovae

X-ray and ultraviolet observations from NASA's Swift satellite have given new infoprmation about the origins of Type Ia supernovae.

Quasars found acting as gravitational lenses

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found several  quasars acting as gravitational lenses, making it easier to study the galaxies in which they're contained.

NASA catalogs the infrared sky

NASA has debuted a new atlas and catalog of the infrared sky, including more than a half billion stars, galaxies and other objects captured by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission.



Solar prominence - or UFO?

Is this a picture of a Death Star-type UFO refueling on the surface of the sun? Well, no.

Powered Roboglove moves from space to auto plants

General Motors and NASA have teamed up to create a powered robotic glove for use in space - and on the auto factory floor.

Life's building blocks more common than thought

An analysis of meteorite samples has revealed that there's more than one way of building amino acids in space, raising the odds of life elsewhere.

Video: Angry Birds Space teased with NASA tie in

Angry Birds has turned out to be one of the most popular titles in the history of video games.

NASA rocket experiment will light up sky

Skywatchers along the eastern US should have a ringside seat for a new NASA experiment designed to shed light on the Earth's jet stream winds.

Earth hit by major solar storm

One of the biggest solar storms in years is engulfing the Earth, following two flares that erupted on Tuesday.